Since he began his tenure in 2000 as State Representative, Karl has fought for health education, dental care, after-school and anti-obesity programs and nutritious breakfasts and lunches in school.
"We must improve our public education standards," Karl said. "We must have our kids healthy and ready to learn."
In 2007 and 2008, Karl helped provide $7.7 million to the expansion and renovation of the Herbert Center at the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind. The revitalization increased space and provided the students with a more accessible and accommodating environment, adding new classrooms, dormitory space, a new sprinkler system, expanded medical centers, a therapy pool, energy-saving upgrades and an enhanced training kitchen to encourage independent living.